<![CDATA[lickingcountyequestrian.com - News]]>Sun, 07 Jul 2024 10:45:59 -0700Weebly<![CDATA[Silent Tack Auction at Equus Ridge Winery]]>Sat, 06 Jul 2024 18:32:19 GMThttp://lickingcountyequestrian.com/news/silent-tack-auction-at-equus-ridge-winery
Join us on July 13th for an evening of wine, music, and shopping at Equus Ridge Winery on Fairview Road outside Heath. Items will be displayed for bids beginning at 5:00, with final bids closing at 7:00. Cash and Venmo payments will be accepted.
​We also welcome the addition of your gently-used tack, show clothes, etc to our auction! Simply bring your items to us (by appointment), decide your minimum sale price, and we will do the rest. We will collect just 10% of the sale price to offset our costs. Contact us now to get started!
<![CDATA[The Loss of Our Resident Gentleman]]>Tue, 14 Jan 2020 08:00:00 GMThttp://lickingcountyequestrian.com/news/the-loss-of-our-resident-gentleman
It is with heavy hearts that we share the passing of our "Resident Gentleman." Apollo was a strong competitor in the ring, a gentle giant for Pony Express, and a no-nonsense herd leader around the farm. During the 22 years he spent with our family, he held a variety of "jobs." He and stable owner, Vicky, attended camps and Eventing competitions together. He challenged 4-H members and others to become better riders during lessons. He took care of small children and teenagers with disabilities in the handicapped riding program. He welcomed new boarding horses with kind leadership.  To many (kids, adults, and horses), Apollo was a first ride, a first show, a first friend. He will be greatly missed.
"Apollo" Dreams of Pride: April 26, 1992 - January 14, 2020.
<![CDATA[Job Opening!]]>Sat, 28 Jul 2018 12:52:28 GMThttp://lickingcountyequestrian.com/news/job-openingManagement is now accepting applications from
Dressage Trainers/Instructors with established clientele
to operate out of our beautiful facility.
  • Be onsite, providing lessons and training sessions, a minimum of 3 days per week (LCEC understands that the Successful Candidate may provide instruction at other facilities that are at least 50 miles away)
  • Respond to lesson/training inquiries in a timely manner
  • Board a minimum of one personally-owned horse, for use in lessons
  • Provide one riding lesson and one training session per week to owner's family, in exchange for use of grounds for business
  • Use of indoor and outdoor arenas, both with new sand footing, and all trails
  • Lesson and Training Exclusivity* for outside clients
  • Use of 2 experienced lesson horses, already onsite
  • Opportunity for free board**
*LCEC Boarders retain the right to hire their own trainers/instructors. All new, non-boarding clients will be referred exclusively
​to the successful candidate for this position.
**Free board for personal and/or client horses can be arranged, in exchange for morning or evening feeding of boarded horses. See Management for details.
Minimum Qualifications
  • Have an established record of success in training horses and riders, from beginner to advanced
  • Have a reputation for working collaboratively with owners and riders to meet individual goals
  • Demonstrate a commitment to business growth, both personally and for LCEC
Preferred Qualifications
  • Have an established record of success in training upper-level dressage horses and riders, as well as beginners
  • Have and transfer existing lesson and boarding clientele to LCEC within 30 days of contract
To apply, please send your cover letter (including rates), resume, and contact information for 3 references
​to cvcfrancis@gmail.com.
​Postition will remain open until a suitable candidate is found.

Current students and recent graduates of equine-related programs are invited to apply, provided they can meet expectations and minimum qualifications.

<![CDATA[LCEC Spring Fling]]>Sun, 18 Feb 2018 18:35:51 GMThttp://lickingcountyequestrian.com/news/lcec-spring-flingMany people had so much fun at our Fall Festival, they requested that we do it again soon. Well, we listened!
LCEC Spring Fling Schooling Show
May 6th, 2018

Amanda Berges, who did a phenomenal job of providing feedback to all of our participants, has agreed to return to judge our Spring show. Please note some other changes, however, like an increase in contesting classes, and the addition of a grounds fee. We are still offering reduced class fees for early registration.
You can download and print the registration form here.
You can order your Official Show Shirt here.
We can't wait to see you!
<![CDATA[A Sad Good-bye]]>Sat, 28 Oct 2017 07:00:00 GMThttp://lickingcountyequestrian.com/news/a-sad-good-byeWe got a call yesterday morning around 7:30 from the sheriff's office, the kind of call you never want to get. Fast-forward an hour, and we tearfully said good-bye to our once-in-a-lifetime pony.
Scooby came to us from a small hunter/jumper schooling barn in Indiana. It was January of 2011, and the kids were just starting to foster an interest in horses. Over the next 6 years, Scooby would become one of the most beloved members of the LCEC family. He was the go-to lesson horse for new or timid riders. He served in Goodwill's Pony Express program, LCEC summer camps, and High 5's on Horseback . He enjoyed being loved on at the Hartford Fair as a 4-H horse two years in a row. He took the owners' granddaughter, Anika, from a new rider to a competitor at the Kentucky Horse Park for the Dressage Pony Cup. At 18 years old, Scooby was preparing to change careers, from dressage to barrels, for the youngest of the Francis kids.
We watched our kids grow up with Scooby. We also know that countless other children were touched by this amazing Welsh cross. He will certainly be missed, but we know that Scooby had a wonderful home with us over the last several years, and he will always be at home in our hearts.
<![CDATA[We Had a Blast with You!]]>Sun, 22 Oct 2017 07:00:00 GMThttp://lickingcountyequestrian.com/news/we-had-a-blast-with-youOur first public show in 20 years turned out to be a success. We very much appreciated everyone who took time out of their busy schedules to join us on such a gorgeous Fall day. Even though our speaker system took a dive, the rest of the day went quite smoothly. Judge Amanda Berges gave individualized feedback in each class, and competitors cheered each other on. We will add additional photos from the show as they are sent to us.
By popular request, we do plan to hold another Schooling Show in Spring, with more Contesting classes. See you then!
<![CDATA[The Fall Harvest Horse Show at LCEC]]>Fri, 08 Sep 2017 21:38:17 GMThttp://lickingcountyequestrian.com/news/the-fall-festival-horse-show-at-lcecWe are so excited to show you all of the improvements around the farm that we have decided to host a schooling and fun show! On Saturday, October 21st, renowned trainer, saddle-fitter, author, and show judge Amanda Berges will be here. Showcase your skills, get one last schooling show in before the end of the season, and have some fun with us at LCEC. We will have food for purchase from our resident 4-H Club. An up-and-coming photographer will be here to take your picture orders. We will even have some show shirts available for purchase, as well as a few other vendors. Check out the show bill, and we look forward to seeing you on Show Day!]]><![CDATA[New Footing!]]>Tue, 25 Jul 2017 07:00:00 GMThttp://lickingcountyequestrian.com/news/new-footingPicture
It has been a long road, but we can finally say that our arena footing is ALL being replaced! The new sand for the outdoor arena has already been delivered, and is in the process of being spread. Once that is completed, we will schedule delivery of more sand footing for the indoor arena! Come check it out soon!

<![CDATA[Camp LCEC 2017]]>Fri, 09 Jun 2017 07:00:00 GMThttp://lickingcountyequestrian.com/news/camp-lcec-2017Another successful year of camp has come and gone. Our 4-H members did a great job of teaching horse husbandry and basic riding skills. If you missed it this year, don't worry! We will be back again next summer with another fabulous week!
<![CDATA[LCEC Adds a 4-H Club!]]>Wed, 01 Feb 2017 08:00:00 GMThttp://lickingcountyequestrian.com/news/lcec-adds-a-4-h-club
Our Barn Manager, Chelsea Francis, has been approved as a 4-H Leader! Later this month, members of the new club will meet to make decisions about their youth development group, from the club's name to when they will meet. We are hoping to get more youth involved at LCEC, so keep an eye on our Facebook page for upcoming information.